moratorium http://nhpr.org en Charter School Funding Fix Slipped Through The Cracks http://nhpr.org/post/charter-school-funding-fix-slipped-through-cracks <p></p><p>New Charter schools hoping to open next fall will likely have to wait a while longer before they can submit their applications to the state. A proposal to fix the charter school funding problem was delayed in the legislative shuffle.</p><p>According to the Attorney General’s office, the Department of Education can’t approve any new charter schools until a budget has been passed.&nbsp;That means a number of schools that were hoping to open in the fall, are hanging in limbo: unsure if they’ll have time to apply</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:33:32 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 20277 at http://nhpr.org Charter School Advocates Mob State Board Of Ed. Meeting http://nhpr.org/post/charter-school-advocates-mob-state-board-ed-meeting <p>Charter School advocates and organizers packed the room for today’s meeting of the State Board of Education, to ask them rescind the moratorium on New Charter school approvals.</p><p>Several of the schools whose applications were denied because of a state budget shortfall were on hand, saying the moratorium was poorly timed.</p><p>Schools like the Gate City Charter say that this will keep them from opening on time.</p><blockquote><p><em>Cevasco: My name is Karin Cevasco, and we are here to compel you to accept our application.</em></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:06:04 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 15017 at http://nhpr.org Charter School Advocates Mob State Board Of Ed. Meeting Attorney General's Office: No New Charter Schools Without Legislative Approval http://nhpr.org/post/attorney-generals-office-no-new-charter-schools-without-legislative-approval <p>Last month New Hampshire Charter Schools in development got some very bad news: the board of education voted that they would no longer be approving new applications. Their reason: the state is all out of funding for such schools.</p><p>Charter school advocates blasted the decision, saying it made no sense, because the new schools would fall under next biennium’s budget. Wednesday the Attorney General’s office told lawmakers if they want to get money to those schools, they’ll have to change the laws.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:11:11 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14548 at http://nhpr.org Attorney General's Office: No New Charter Schools Without Legislative Approval Charter School Moratorium Could be Lifted in November http://nhpr.org/post/charter-school-moratorium-could-be-lifted-november <p>The chairman of the state board of education says it’s likely the moratorium on approval of new charter schools will be lifted later this year.</p><p>Education officials have been saying for the past two weeks that the state is $4.9 million dollars short on funding for charter schools that have already been approved this year. But speaking today on NHPR’s The Exchange, chairman of the finance committee Ken Weyler said…</p><blockquote><p><em>Weyler: I am pretty sure that the money is there.</em></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:09:19 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 13738 at http://nhpr.org Charter School Moratorium Could be Lifted in November Senate Committee: No to Refugee Moratorium http://nhpr.org/post/senate-committee-no-refugee-moratorium <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A senate committee has voted to send a bill that would allow communities to ask for a one year moratorium on refugee resettlement for further study.</p><p>The committee voted 3-1 to refer the bill to interim study, with Senator David Boutin from Hooksett dissenting. That vote is a polite way of asking the full senate to let the measure die quietly.</p><p>Committee Chair Senator Jack Barnes says he doesn&rsquo;t think the state legislature has the authority to pass this bill.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:14:45 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3179 at http://nhpr.org Senate Committee: No to Refugee Moratorium Opponents Blast Refugee Moratorium Bill http://nhpr.org/post/opponents-blast-refugee-moratorium-bill <p>&nbsp;</p><h2>A bill that would allow communities to ask for a one-year moratorium on refugee resettlement has made it to a Senate Committee, but&nbsp;critics of the bill are piling up. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:49:48 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3042 at http://nhpr.org Opponents Blast Refugee Moratorium Bill NH House Passes Refugee Moratorium Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-passes-refugee-moratorium-bill <p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted today to pass a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1&amp;txtsessionyear=2012">bill&nbsp;</a>that would allow the city of Manchester to ask for a moratorium on refugee resettlement.</p><p>The bill is a seen as a victory for Manchester Mayor Ted&nbsp;Gatsas, who&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/manchester-seeks-refugee-moratorium">has been calling for a moratorium since last July</a>.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:49:25 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2546 at http://nhpr.org NH House Passes Refugee Moratorium Bill